FALL 2018 Full-Time Enrollment Required
Please remember international students are required by law to enroll full time each semester (Fall and Spring).
Graduate students must enroll in at least 9 units every semester and Undergraduate students must enroll in at least 12 units every semester. Of these, only 3 units may be taken online and at least 6 units must be taken at SJSU (concurrent enrollment).
Winter 2018 Travel Signatures
Please visit the following link to request your Winter travel signature:
Graduating Students Applying for OPT
Fall 2018 Graduates:
All students who will be graduating in the Fall 2018 semester and are planning to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) will become eligible to submit applications to USCIS 90 days prior to the completion of their program of study. ISSS will start accepting OPT I-20 applications on
September 24, 2018.
This is 100 days prior to your program completion date to account for internal and USCIS processing times. We recommend that you apply within the 90 days before your program end date, which is between
October 2 and December 31
if you're graduating in fall 2018.
ISSS is no longer collecting I-765s upon OPT application submission.
PowerPoint Guidance for New I-765 Form
If you will be applying for OPT this fall, please note that there is a new version of the
, which is now 7 pages long. However, in order to make this easier to complete for students, ISSS has developed a step-by-step instructional guide on how to fill out the new version of the I-765 properly.
Please click on the following link to access the PowerPoint presentation on pre- and post-completion OPT from ISSS:
I-765 PowerPoint Guidelines
Click on the following link for guidance on the STEM-OPT I-765:
CPT Extensions for the Same Semester
We no longer allow students to change employers during the same semester for CPT. However, if you will be extending the length of your job offer for the same employer while on your current CPT authorization, this will be possible. On
Friday, October 5, ISSS will publish an extension form on our website that you can fill out and submit.